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and abc's alex marquardt leads us off from egypt. >> reporter: this amateur video shows the moment the vacation of a lifetime turned into tragedy. a sunrise balloon ride suddenly enveloped in black smoke. you can see it billowing from the basket. then the balloon begins to collapse. deflated, it now plummets 1,000 feet down to the earth. photographer christopher michel watched it all unfold from another balloon. >> we heard a loud explosion and then a lot of smoke right behind us. and, you know, our first feeling was, it could. be a balloon, but it turned out actually to be, unfortunately, this tragic accident. >> reporter: we now know that at 7:00 a.m., the balloon was coming in for a landing in a sugar cane field. that's when one of its cables got caught on a helium canister and started a fire. a pilot and two others jumped from 40 feet up as the balloon then shot back into the sky, exploding into flames before crashing down. 19 lives were lost, including one of those who jumped. they were from hong kong, japan and across europe. it's a marvel to float in a balloon over luxor, fl
-- not to be confused with this meteor. today, the asteroid was streaming toward earth. as predicted, it missed us this afternoon by about 17,000 miles. but that was still pretty close. tonight, we wanted to bring in amy meinzer an astrophysicist. she joins us from the jet propulsion laboratory in california. amy, thanks for being here. when we saw the images out of russia today, we all wondered, would this happen here? >> it's possible an event like this could happen again. this was the largest fireball we have seen in a long time, since about 1908. there could be others that happen that we just don't see, because they happen over the ocean, or over some place that's not populated. >> this image caught our eyes as well. all of those dots are space debris. this is the earth here. 21,000 pieces orbiting the earth. that's a lot of stuff not too far away. >> that's right. there is a lot of space junk out there. we're working hard to track it. keep showing where it's going to go, what's going to happen to it. in most cases, the bits of space debris will fall down. they'll be burned up in the earth's a
in their cars. >> i don't know how many days or hours we're going to be here. because they can't get to us. >> ginger zee in the middle of it all tonight. >>> the call for help. this evening for the first time here, the 911 calls from nascar fans as race cars came hurtling towards them. those new protections on the track. we ask, were they enough? >> we need help. big time quick. >>> real money. if you or a loved one fill a prescription every month, tonight here, our correspondent with simple steps that could save you thousands of dollars. they did for this family, bringing one couple to tears. >>> and behind the curtain. our cameras rolling at jack nicholson surprises oscar-winner jennifer lawrence. what he really said. and the bond girl we weren't expecting, nearly 50 years later, singing again. what she revealed about her big return last night. ♪ >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and right now, a punishing blizzard is hitting the country hard. right through the heartland. look at this right behind me this evening. this video comes to us from texas, where authorities ar
they can't get to us. >> reporter: they were trapped for three and a half anxious hours. if you find yourself stuck in a car in a blizzard, remember, keep your seat belt on. other drivers might slide into you if you're stuck. crack the back window slightly. oftentimes the tail pipe gets covered by snow, which can cause deadly carbon monoxide fumes to get in the vehicle. run the engine for 10 to 15 minutes every hour. back in kansas, which has barely recovered from last week's epic snow, is now getting it again. >> we've had a nice winter so far. and now, boy, in the last two weeks here it's like, geez. >> reporter: tonight, the storm brings up to a foot just south of kansas city. then, six inches or more around chicago by wednesday. so, let's talk timing of the storm. it will happen here tonight, from wichita to kansas city, or just south, some of the heaviest snows into early tuesday. then, the storm moves to the north and east through illinois, parts of chicago getting really hit by wednesday. the east coast, from all of this, going to get mostly rain. david? >> meteorologist ginge
takes us to a stretch of american highway that felt it the most. >> reporter: tangled and twisted on a detroit highway. this was the scene along a mile and a half stretch of i-75 today. at least 30 vehicles were involved in the crash. three people were killed, including two children believed to be siblings. the culprit? whiteout conditions from a single band of snow. wxyz meteorologist hallie vogel takes us through it. >> only 15 minutes. that's all it takes. >> reporter: this is what it looked like inside that blinding whiteout. it's called lake effect snow. and it was created as cold air and wind passed over the warmer waters of lake michigan. lake effect snow squalls are notorious. you can be driving along with perfect visibility, then, in seconds, you can't see anything at all. fierce winds whipped up snow along indiana highways today, too. 40 cars piled up on i-70. this is part of that same system that has created weather bedlam around the nation the past few days, including that tornado, believed to have had winds of 160 miles per hour in adairsville, georgia. abc's steve os
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